Stretch of A12 closed due to 'unsafe road conditions' following thunderstorms
PUBLISHED: 10:43 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:40 26 July 2019
A stretch of the A12 near Wickham Market has been closed to traffic due to unsafe road conditions following last night's thunderstorm.
The road is closed from Ufford to Lower Hacheston, causing disruption in the area as traffic uses alternative routes through Wickham Market and Campsea Ashe.
The AA are reporting delays of up to 18 minutes as traffic hits the closed stretch southbound.
Suffolk Highways confirmed the closure on social media this morning.
A spokesman tweeted: "The A12 Ufford closure will remain in place due to unsafe road conditions, following the storm overnight.
"We apologise for any inconvenience however, we are working on weekend arrangements.
"We appreciate your cooperation and we will keep you updated."
A Suffolk highways spokesman said:"Surface dressing works are currently taking place overnight (July 23 to 28) along the southbound carriageway on the A12 Ufford.
"Due to the storm and an excessive amount of water, the team is unable to reopen the road until the water has cleared and the road surface can be assessed.
"We are working to have one lane open for the weekend, but in the meantime we are asking road users to continue following the diversion route.
"Follow @Suff_highways on Twitter for the latest information."